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« on: January 26, 2018, 08:06:19 pm »
"The heart of any other, because it has a will, would remain forever mysterious."

-from "Snow Falling On Cedars", by David Guterson

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 08:08:16 pm »
http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2014/06/what-is-distributism.html

Distributism, the original "small is beautiful" movement.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 11:38:32 pm »
http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2018/01/read-write-poetry-dwight-longenecker.html

"Why You Should Read And Write Poetry"

Why? Emotions, language, imagination.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 05:12:27 am »
"The heart of any other, because it has a will, would remain forever mysterious."

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"The heart of any other, because it has a will, would remain forever mysterious."

-from "Snow Falling On Cedars", by David Guterson

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 07:02:10 pm »
http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2014/11/ethical-failure-philosophical-skepticism.html

Philosophical skepticism is a problem that must be solved, not a position that can be maintained indefinitely.

That said, I think the author conflates skepticism with relativism, which is not quite fair. While skepticism, untreated, can lead to radical relativism, I think a conscientious skeptic can accept the possibility of objective truth.

Imho.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 12:55:45 pm »
http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2014/12/ten-greatest-violin-concertos.html

I had the good fortune to see Gil Shaham play with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra a few years ago. I don't remember which concerto was being played, but it was an amazing experience. My seat was in the front row, just slightly stage left of the conductor, David Robertson, who happens to be Gil Shaham's brother-in-law. (Robertson is married to Orli Shaham, a noted concert pianist.)
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 12:51:42 am »
http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2014/12/ten-greatest-violin-concertos.html

I had the good fortune to see Gil Shaham play with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra a few years ago. I don't remember which concerto was being played, but it was an amazing experience. My seat was in the front row, just slightly stage left of the conductor, David Robertson, who happens to be Gil Shaham's brother-in-law. (Robertson is married to Orli Shaham, a noted concert pianist.)

You're not in the top 10, BFK, that's bullshit.
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"The heart of any other, because it has a will, would remain forever mysterious."

-from "Snow Falling On Cedars", by David Guterson

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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 03:27:41 am »
http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/06/guide-dystopian-literature-12.html
Small typo: He references "Frank Knight", he means "Frank Miller" - writer of The Dark Knight. The first 2 Nolan Batman movies were based on Miller's interpretation.

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At their best, dystopias allow us—through the faculty of imagination—to see not only inhumanity, but the motives behind inhumanity. They allow us to understand, analyze, and warn the world of nightmares, deaths, grit, ideologies, and fundamentalisms. Through their own horrors, they might very well allow us to hold off the abyss for another generation or more.

I agree with the above and brought similar up before here in TSA - that these kinds of stories are not predictive as much as they are preventative. Since we're conscious of losing our liberties, we won't lose them - it's when we're not aware of losing them is when we're in trouble.
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 12:28:31 am »
Nice catch, Tao! Perhaps you're right about the preventative properties of fictional dystopias. I certainly hope so.
"The heart of any other, because it has a will, would remain forever mysterious."

-from "Snow Falling On Cedars", by David Guterson